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Turn Your Sickness into an Asset

acquired by the "owner of pure horse flesh." Suffering is a cleansing fire that chars away much of the meanness, triviality and restlessness of so-called "health." Milton declared, "Who best can suffer, best can do." The proof is his Paradise Lost, written after he was stricken blind.
In illness you discover that your imagination is more active than it ever has been; unshackled by petty details of existence, you day-dream, build air castles, make plans. As your physical strength returns, your fantasies are not dulled; rather they become more practical, and you definitely decide upon the things you will put into action when you recover.
Your concentration improves tremendously. You are astonished to find how easily you can think a difficult problem through to its solution. Why? Because your instincts of self-preservation are speeded up, and all nonessentials are eliminated. It is interesting too that your reactions to what you see and hear are more acute. A robin at the window, a fleeting expression on a friend's face are delicately savored as memorable experiences. Illness sensitizes you; that is why you may be irritable. You may even weep at the least provocation. But this sensitivity should be turned to better uses. Now is an excellent time to develop yourself along a special line, to read widely, or to create original ideas. Contrary to an old belief, a sick body does not necessarily make a sick mind, except in those who try to make their illness an excuse for laziness. No one honestly can use his illness, whatever its nature, as an excuse for ineffectualness or failure.
If you have never been sick, never lost so much as a day in bedthen you have missed something! When your turn comes, don't be dismayed. Remind yourself that pain and suffering may teach you something valuable, something that you could not have learned otherwise. Possibly it may change for the better the entire course of your life. You and those around you will be happier if you can look upon any illness as a blessing in disguise, and wisely determine to make the most of it. You can turn your sickness into an asset.

Copyright 1937, The Reader's Digest Assn., Inc. (The Reader's Digest, November, '37)

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Suffering is a cleansing fire that chars away much of what is meanness, triviality and restlessness of so-called "health." Milton declared, "Who best can suffer, best can do." what is proof is his Paradise Lost, written after he was stricken blind. In illness you discover that your imagination is more active than it ever has been; unshackled by petty details of existence, you day-dream, build air castles, make plans. As your physical strength returns, your fantasies are not dulled; rather they become more practical, and you definitely decide upon what is things you will put into action when you recover. Your concentration improves tremendously. You are astonished to find how easily you can think a difficult problem through to its solution. Why? Because your instincts of self-preservation are speeded up, and all nonessentials are eliminated. It is interesting too that your reactions to what you see and hear are more acute. A robin at what is window, a fleeting expression on a friend's face are delicately savored as memorable experiences. Illness sensitizes you; that is why you may be irritable. You may even weep at what is least provocation. But this sensitivity should be turned to better uses. Now is an excellent time to develop yourself along a special line, to read widely, or to create original ideas. Contrary to an old belief, a sick body does not necessarily make a sick mind, except in those who try to make their illness an excuse for laziness. No one honestly can use his illness, whatever its nature, as an excuse for ineffectualness or failure. If you have never been sick, never lost so much as a day in bedthen you have missed something! When your turn comes, don't be dismayed. Remind yourself that pain and suffering may teach you something valuable, something that you could not have learned otherwise. Possibly it may change for what is better what is entire course of your life. You and those around you will be happier if you can look upon any illness as a blessing in disguise, and wisely determine to make what is most of it. You can turn your sickness into an asset. Copyright 1937, what is Reader's Digest Assn., Inc. (The Reader's Digest, November, '37) where is Server.Execute("_SiteMap.asp") %

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